2018 Conference


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Trust Conference is committed to finding real solutions to fight slavery, empower women, and advance human rights worldwide. The annual event convenes global corporations, lawyers, government representatives, and pioneers at the forefront of the fight for human rights.

The annual conference brings together over 700 global leaders from 60 countries including Brazil, Australia, China, India, Kyrgyzstan and Switzerland. The two-day event reaches 65 million people worldwide through extensive media coverage and highly interactive social media engagement.

2018 Speakers

Trust 2018 Conference brought together world leaders and inspirational campaigners with powerful stories and solutions for change.

Andrea Powell

Founding President, Karana Rising

Andrew Zolli

VP, Global Impact Initiatives, Planet

Anish Kapoor


Anjuli Pandit

Sustainable Finance Expert

Anne Girardin

Programmes Specialist, Cadasta

Antonio Zappulla

Chief Operating Officer, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Arjen Boekhold

Cocoa Game Changer, Tony’s Chocolonely

Asif Saleh

Senior Director of Strategy, Communications and Empowerment, BRAC and BRAC International

Belinda Goldsmith

Editor-in-Chief, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Carol Robles-Román

Co-President & CEO, ERA Coalition and the Fund for Women's Equality

Cathy Russell

Former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues

Chloe Setter

Senior Advisor: Anti-Trafficking, Modern Slavery and Voluntourism, Lumos

Chris White

Principal Researcher & Partner, Microsoft

Christopher Mikkelsen

Founder & Co-CEO of REFUNITE

Cyrus R. Vance, Jr.

District Attorney, New York County

Dr Aninka Claassens

Director, Land & Accountability Research Centre (LARC) in the Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town

Dr Ann-Marie Wilson

Founder & Executive Director, 28 Too Many

Dr Doreen Boyd

Rights Lab Slavery Observatory Co-lead & Associate Professor and Reader in Earth Observation, University of Nottingham

Duncan Breene

Communications & Advocacy Officer, UNHCR

Emi Mahmoud

Poet & Activist

Erik Barnett

Regional Head of Europe for Financial Crime Threat Mitigation (FCTM), HSBC

Francesco Rocca

President, International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies & Italian Red Cross

Hassiba Hadjsahraoui

Humanitarian Affairs Adviser, Médecins sans Frontières

Inna Shevchenko

Human Rights Activist & Leader of the International Women's Movement FEMEN

Innocent Magambi

Executive Director, There Is Hope & Author of 'Refugee for Life'

James Bartle

Founder and CEO, Outland Denim

Jane Waithera

Programme Director, Positive Exposure Kenya & Co-Creator Climb For Albinism

Jeff Hebert

Vice President for Adaptation and Resilience, Water Institute

Joseph Mwuara

Orphanage Trafficking Survivor & Community Advocate

Kate van Doore

International Child Rights Lawyer & Academic at Griffith Law School

Kevin Bales

CMG, Prof. of Contemporary Slavery & Research Director of the Rights Lab, U. of Nottingham.

Luis C. deBaca

Former US Ambassador to Monitor & Combat Trafficking

Martina Vandenberg

Founder & President, The Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center

Monica Mhoja

Tanzania Programme Director, Landesa

Monique Villa

Author, 'Slaves Among Us'

Natalia Ponce de León

Acid Attack Survivor & Activist

Nazir Afzal

Former Chief Executive of the Police & Crime Commissioners for England & Wales

Neil Giles

Director – STOP THE TRAFFIK, Centre for Intelligence Led Prevention

Nonette Royo

Executive Director, The Land Tenure Facility

Peter Rabley

Venture Partner, Omidyar Network

Rana Ayyub

Indian Journalist & Author

Rob Shwartz

CEO, TBWA Chiat Day New York

Robin Chaurasiya

Founder, Kranti School

Rochelle Keyhan

Chief Executive Officer, Collective Liberty

Sara Grote Cerrell

Founder & Managing Director, Global Change Network - Founding Member, ICRW Circle of Ambassadors UK

Snezana Vuckovic

Survivor Leader & Human Rights Advocate

Sophie Otiende

Programme Consultant, HAART Kenya

Stephen Dunbar-Johnson

President, International, The New York Times Company

Supreet Singh

Director & COO, Red Dot Foundation, Safecity

Tracey Breeden

Global Head of Women's Safety and Gender-Based Violence Programs, Uber

Valiant Richey

Acting Coordinator for the Office to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

2018 Conference Videos

Conference Themes

Speeches and Talks




Special Event


Day 2 - Poet, Emi Mahmoud Part 2

2018 Conference Photos


Trust Conference is committed to action. Participants strive to find practical solutions to fight slavery and solve human rights issues worldwide.

Amplify Women’s Land Rights

Closing the gap between law and practice to strengthen women’s land rights globally

Tackling Violence Against Women in the USA

Tackling violence against women in the USA

Deliver Safety for Women with SafeCity App

Scale SafeCity app for women’s safety

Deliver Income Opportunities for Refugees in Africa

Income opportunities for refugees through image labeling for artificial intelligence

Mobilising Local Heroes to Combat Human Trafficking

Mobilising local heroes to combat human trafficking

Enabling Trafficked Girls to Become Leaders

Enabling Trafficked Girls to Become Leaders

End the Trafficking of Children into Institutions

End the trafficking of children into institutions

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